Jamie Carragher Gives ‘Expert’ Opinion’ On Newcastle
Always interesting when they employ TV pundits to talk about Newcastle United who have no idea what they are talking about.
Step forward Jamie Carragher, the ultimate scouser, to analyse United ahead of the live Sky match with Stoke City on Monday night.
What has happened is that there has been plenty graft but not much craft, hopefully with Papiss Cisse returning to fitness NUFC can offer more of a threat at the sharp end.
Over to ‘Carra’;
“He looked like an absolute superstar when he first went to Newcastle – I vividly remember that ridiculous long-range goal he scored against Chelsea with the outside of his foot. But due to injury and loss of form, and perhaps because his mate Demba Ba left, the goals have dried up a little bit – he only scored 10 goals in the Premier League over the 2012/13 and 2013/14 seasons combined.
“Newcastle have played some pretty stuff this year, with the likes of Remy Cabella doing okay, but they are crying out for a goal scorer and if Cisse can be that he could shoot them up the table.”
Did Newcastle’s players redeem themselves in the fightback against Hull?
“I think so, but they also did in the Capital One Cup in midweek, when they edged Crystal Palace after extra time.
“I think if you asked most Newcastle supporters whether they would have taken a 2-2 draw at home to Hull they would have said ‘no’. But considering the situation with the manager and the fact they were 2-0 down, I think it was a good result and certainly something to build on.”
Ironically, when his beloved reds come calling on 1st November, it is BT Sport who are covering the match so he will have to find Liverpool tickets himself, rather than being paid for the privilege of watching Newcastle take on his team.
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